Tullamore Harriers athletes compete in Midlands Half Marathon

The second annual Midlands Half Marathon was held on Sunday August 12 in Portlaoise. The challenging course wasn’t the only hurdle the athletes had to overcome on the day.

The second annual Midlands Half Marathon was held on Sunday August 12 in Portlaoise. The challenging course wasn’t the only hurdle the athletes had to overcome on the day.

Due to some error of judgement the race was extended to 14.5 miles rather than the customary 13.1 half marathon distance. Three Tullamore Harriers athletes athletes, Martina Conlon (2.02), Ray Murray (2.04) and Mags Grennan (2.33) were relieved to cross the line after an unexpectedly tough competition.

Victory for Jim in Killarney

Tullamore Harriers veteran athlete, Jim Langan made to trip to Killarney on August 3 to compete in the Fr Kelliher 4 mile road race, winning the O65 age category in a time of 32.18